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Jasa set for big debut

Rashneel Kumar
Friday, February 01, 2013

"WE are ready."

Those were the words of the Digicel Fiji Sevens team skipper Setefano Cakau as the national side get into action from midday today in the Wellington 7s.

The 34-year-old Namosi man said the preparation had finished and now it was their turn to perform on the field.

Cakau, one of the old hands in the team, remains optimistic of their chance in the Wellington 7s which will be played at the Cake Tin.

"The boys are all ready and raring to take the field," the soft-spoken Cakau said.

Cakau said the team's morale had been boosted with the support during a visit at the Wellington Regional Hospital yesterday.

The players had an emotional moment as they spent some time with the patients in the children's ward.

Team trainer Max Hughes thanked the staff of the hospital for caring for the children in ensuring they had a healthy future.

"We used to do this in Fiji. This is the first time we visited a hospital in New Zealand and it gave us an opportunity to meet with the young rugby fans," Cakau added.

"Almost all of us have children and it's really sad to see them in the hospital because we as parents want our children to be well and healthy."


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